System Administration Guide, Volume 1

Symbolic Links for File System Access

The symbolic links for file system access simply link the directories /floppy/floppy0 and /cdrom/cdrom0 to the diskette inserted into the first diskette drive and the CD inserted into the first CD-ROM drive:

/floppy/floppy0 --> /floppy/name --> /vol/dev/diskette0/name

/cdrom/cdrom0 --> /cdrom/cd-name --> /vol/dev/dsk/c0t6d0/cd-name

These links enable you to access floppies and CDs without knowing their names. You can use the link names, floppy0 or cdrom0, instead.

Diskettes and CDs inserted into subsequent drives would follow the naming conventions summarized in Table 14-3.